Son Death Poems

Memorial Poems for Losing a Son

One of the most tragic and traumatic losses life can deal out to a person is the death of a son. The death of a son means the loss of more than just a precious life. It represents the loss of future experiences and future hopes. No parent is prepared for the loss of a child, and when it happens, their world is changed forever. The grief, guilt, and anguish felt are acute and lasting. Parents can find comfort in knowing that their grief and mourning are normal and that many other parents have lived through similar tragedies

Healing Words of Love and Loss from Grieving Parents

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  1. A Picture Of You

    Poem About Death Of 25 Year Old Son

    I only have a picture now,
    A frozen piece of time,
    To remind me of how it was,
    When you were here, and mine.

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    I understand your loss. My son was killed on August 25, 2016, in Bridgewater, NJ. My son was 29 years old, and he was a very gifted, talented person in art and music. I have to remind myself...

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  3. Half Of My Heart Is Gone

    • By Barbara J. Rouse
    • Published: March 2018
    The Heart Of A Grieving Mother

    Son, I wish I could wake up and see you standing there.
    Then I would know that it was just a nightmare.

    Son, I remember when you were small and how you would hold my hand,

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    We lost our son 30/9/18 in a motorbike accident. I visit this site regularly as part of my healing process. The stories I read are heart wrenching. Thank you for sharing. It isn't getting any...

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  4. When God Comforted Me

    • By Colleen Mclean
    • Published: April 2015
    Letter From God After Death Of Son

    From heaven he was delivered
    As a baby unto you,
    When God said to me softly
    I'm trusting you to do

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    I lost my 26-year-old son Kevin on August 25, 2017, through a tragic road accident. He was coming home with friends and they had an accident near home. The car rolled, and among his four...

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  6. A Tribute To Tyrone

    • By Kily Dunbar
    • Published: April 2009
    Poem For Nephew's Funeral

    Picture

    No words I write could ever say
    How sad and empty I feel today.
    The angels came for you
    Much sooner than I planned.

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    My nephew and his girlfriend robbed a vape shop. I’m not saying what he did was right, but I wish the store owner had tried shooting his legs or something else, not two shots straight in his...

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  7. I Love You, Son

    • By Ambika Adhikari Tiwari
    • Published: October 2008
    Poem About Losing A Son

    My dear son, I miss you so much.
    It keeps hurting; I can't stop crying.
    My eyes always search for you in the sky.
    My heart longs for finding you in the heavens.

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    I just lost my son 2 weeks ago today. My heart is broken in pieces... I don't know how I'm going to live on! My son James was involved in a horrific accident. He passed out at the wheel and...

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  8. In Time

    • By Pam J. Pastirik
    • Published: May 2016
    Poem About Wanting Time To Heal Wounds

    Time cannot erase the sorrow and pain that I feel,
    Nor can it make things better
    Or force my heart to heal.

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    I lost my son Jeremy on May 24, 2016. He was 28 years old...he was on his motorcycle when a woman pulled out in front of him and killed him. This poem is exactly how I feel about the loss of...

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  10. For The Need Of You

    Poem About Missing Son

    I need you to touch,
    I need you to see,
    I need you so much,
    I need you with me.

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    He had just found the meaning of what life should be. A son of his own on the way when he taken from me. As a mother of others, I am not alone, but there's a place in my heart that only he...

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  11. Life Goes On

    Poem About Life Continuing After Death Of Son

    It's true what they say, when a child is born,
    a mother's heart is no longer her own,
    It runs and skips and giggles and grins,
    And crawls in her lap, for a kiss on the chin,

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    My heart reaches out to you. I lost my youngest son, Shawn in December of 2013. He would have turned 30 this coming August 9th. Tears fall as I write this, it never gets easier. I talk to...

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  12. All I Know Is

    • By Tina Pielstick
    • Published: December 2010
    Bereaved Mother And Grandparent Poem

    All I know is.... I will always miss my Nick and long for him.
    All I know is.... one minute I'm together and the next I'm falling apart.
    All I know is.... my heart hurts all the time and it has never felt whole since the day he died.
    All I know is.... the tears won't stop filling up my eyes, soaking my pillows or staining my face. ...

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    I just lost my son TJ. He was 22. He suffered from mental health also and self-medicated. He hung himself, and I found him and cut him down. I did everything possible to save my son. He was...

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  13. One Year Less

    Poem On Grieving Over Loss Of Child

    There is no word, no label, no identifying moniker,
    I am not a widow, not an orphan, not childless,
    But one child less.
    One less open laugh and little boy giggle,

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    Robert, I hope you and your family found some peace together through this difficult month. I know what it is to do CPR and not have it be enough. I've also had those horrible nightmares and...

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